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Foothill tennis roundup: ’Cats stay in hunt

Hart, Valencia also win

Posted: October 10, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: October 10, 2012 1:55 a.m.

West Ranch's Hannah Yuster hits a return shot on Tuesday against Canyon at West Ranch High. The Wildcats won the match 14-4.

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The West Ranch girls tennis team beat Canyon 14-4 in Tuesday’s Foothill League match. The Wildcats’ doubles lineup swept across the board led by the No. 1 team of MacKenzie Lyle and Amanda Wilkinson.

The pairing won their sets 6-0, 6-0, 6-1.

The doubles teams of Sydney Schwartz and Hana El-Arabi (6-0, 6-0, 6-1) and Ahra Cho and Noor Makan (6-2, 6-1, 6-1) also won three apiece for the Wildcats.

With three games remaining in the league season, the Wildcats (7-4 overall, 5-2 Foothill) are still in position for a top three finish and an automatic bid into the playoffs.

“We hope to remain stable,” said West Ranch head coach Eric Spiecker. “We want to rally together and defend our home court heading into the last games.”

For the Cowboys, singles player Freshman Katrina DeGuzman continued her consistent play and swept her three matches 6-1, 6-0, 6-0.

Next up for the Wildcats is a matchup at Saugus as the Cowboys travel to face Valencia.

Valencia 15, Golden Valley 3

Valencia asserted its doubles dominance in Tuesday’s league match against Golden Valley at Golden Valley High. The Vikings won all nine doubles sets in route to a 15-3 win over the Grizzlies.

Valencia’s doubles teams only dropped five games in the match. The Vikings (15-4, 6-1) got sweeps from the No. 1 team of Ashley Keith and Tina Inchalik (6-1, 6-0, 6-0), Alekhya Bommireddipalli and Lindsey Wolf (6-1, 6-0, 6-0), and Jenny Ralston and Remy Balmain (6-2, 6-1, 6-0). Golden Valley made up some ground in singles play behind No. 1 Rebecca Ho who swept all three sets 6-0, 6-0, 6-0. The Vikings’ No. 1 singles player Brigitta Bennitez won two sets, 6-0, 6-0, and Sabrina Wueste won two sets, 6-1, 6-0.

Hart 15, Saugus 3

The Hart Indians defeated Saugus 15-3 in Tuesday’s match at Hart High School. The Indians’ singles players won all nine sets against the Centurions.

“They stepped up to another level today,” said Hart head coach Chris Manfield. ”They were hitting many angles and coming to the net and putting volleys away.”

The Indians’ singles players did not drop one game. Natalia Munoz, Proyfon Lohaphaisan and Jackie Resler all won their three sets by scores of 6-0. In doubles, the No. 1 team of Lauren Dam and Bailey Sindle and No. 2 team of Brooke Seward and Carissa Costanzo swept three sets each.

For Saugus, the doubles teams of Leanne Ozaki and Rachel Callas, Erin Yamanaka and Delaney Kuric and Abi Bahr and Kinzie Hovey each won one set. With the win, the Indians move to 10-2 overall and 7-0 in league play while the Centurions drop to 9-7 overall, 2-5 in league.

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